Winter Package: EC confirms mandatory 30% energy savings target

The European Commission has proposed a binding 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 and published its delayed Ecodesign Working Plan

The European Commission has proposed a binding 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 and published its delayed Ecodesign Working Plan. 

Putting energy efficiency “first”, by prioritising it as the “cheapest and cleanest” form of energy, is one of the three main goals of the EU package on ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’, also known as the Winter Package, unveiled by the Commission today.

The proposal for a new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) in the package confirms the Commission will push for a mandatory 30% cut in energy use across the bloc by 2030. The choice represents a step up from the non-mandatory target of “at least 27%” that was agreed by EU leaders in 2014.

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